Pienaar out for six weeks

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Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar has been ruled out for up to six weeks after undergoing groin surgery.

Tottenham: Pienaar out for six weeks

South Africa captain Pienaar was forced to go under the knife after injuring himself in Spurs' final pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.The north London club said in a statement on their official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com: "Following scans and consultation with an independent groin specialist, Steven Pienaar underwent groin surgery."The South Africa international was forced off with the injury in the first half of Saturday's pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao and is expected to be sidelined with the injury for up to six weeks."